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Personal Survival Kits - Theoretical and Practical Discussion
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Water purification.

I never purify water in the West. I did drink water straight out of the Trinity River in Fort Worth many times, and many other rivers without purification. 
I have drank out of rain puddles in Colton California.
I have drank out of many creeks and rivers all across the USA, and never been poisoned.
However I once was poisoned after drinking out of a ditch in Yorkshire in the UK, but it was summer, and the ditch was hardly moving.
I would hesitate drinking out of a river during a hot time, and probably not drink out of the Hudson.
Therefore, in a survival kit I would not carry a can to heat and sterilize water; however a can is good for heating food, and making a hot drink.
Still, a can to boil water in a survival kit would not be essential to me.
By the way, a few years ago I posted with pictures of a method I invented to heat water in my boot.
Do any of the old timers here remember that?
"You can't hit the ball unless you take a swing."
Martin Crane

"As God once said - and I think rightly . . ."
Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery

“Steady Monty. you cant speak to me like that. I'm you boss."
Dwight D. Eisenhower


"Remember gentlemen it is not just France we are fighting for, it's champagne."
Churchill 




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RE: Personal Survival Kits - Theoretical and Practical Discussion - by Limey Pete - 06-01-2018, 11:15 AM

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